Untitled Queen

Untitled Queen “Untitled (Reading Rainbow)” opens Friday, October 1 and runs through Sunday, October 31. There will be two performances accompanying the gallery installation the weekend of October 16 & 17. There will be an opening reception, Friday October 1, 5pm-9pm.

Untitled (Reading Rainbow)

Untitled (Reading Rainbow) features Lenapehoking / (so-called Brooklyn)-based artist and drag queen Untitled Queen, sound artist / DJ Jess Ramsay, and poets: Kyle Carrero Lopez, danilo machado, andie millares, and Voxigma Lo. This site-specific exhibition responds to Kishka as both gallery and library. An immersive installation of paper, soft sculpture, and textile radiates in the colors of the gallery's signature rainbow geometric patterned tile floor as it was found, uncovered lying underneath an unassuming worn carpet. The rainbow starts here in the queer now and present, tracing itself from the beginning arc of childhood pleasure and wonder in reading to its recent arc of the last two years in curating my own education through reading authors of my culture, heritage, as well as authors and subjects of Black Indigenous People of Color and disrupting the white supremacist canon. The exhibition will explore the queerification, liberation, decolonization, power, and pleasure in reading and what is lost and found underneath with local poets, artists, and performers invited to share in the space.

There will be a weekend of performances Oct 16-17 of Untitled (Reading Rainbow) featuring Untitled Queen, Jess Ramsay, and Vermont drag artist Rhedd Rhumm. Shows will include drag, spoken word, sound, and some sausages!

Artist Biography:

Untitled Queen is an artist, a child of Boriquen and the so-called Philippines, drag queen, poet, decolonizer, and community organizer based on the stolen land of the LenapeHoking, (so-called Brooklyn, NY). She is a resident performer in Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9 Winner Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns. In 2020, She presented Untitled (World), the first global LGBTQIA+ digital drag show, with 47 drag artists each representing 1 country, and benefitting 3 HIV/AIDS organizations in honor of World AIDS Day. She has been a fellow at the EFA Project Space Gallery Shift Residency and Urban Glass Residency in NY.